The February 2 Issue of ESPN The Magazine is on Sale Now; Brady, Peppers Lead the Pats and the Cats to the Super Bowl, and the Cover of ESPN The Magazine

The February 2 Issue of ESPN The Magazine is on Sale Now; Brady, Peppers Lead the Pats and the Cats to the Super Bowl, and the Cover of ESPN The Magazine

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ALSO: The Cautionary Tale of Former Panthers RB Fred Lane’s

Life, and Death

COVER STORY: Discovery Zone. All season long the Panthers and Patriots have been searching through tapes, playbooks and scouting reports for ways to win. But it’s what they learn in the two weeks before Super Bowl XXXVIII – about themselves, their opponents and the biggest game of the season – that will leave one of these teams holding the Lombardi trophy.

Down Shift. Inside or out, Patriots’ D-lineman Richard Seymour

wreaks havoc in the trenches. By The Magazine’s Shaun Assael.

Six Pack. Carolina’s dominant D-line has been pounding NFL

celebrities. Is Tom Brady next? By The Magazine’s David Fleming and

Luke Cyphers.

Starbursts. How do no-names become big names on Super Sunday? It

helps to be the guy no one is worried about.

OTHER FEATURES:

Blood Oath. All Fred Lane wanted to do, says a friend, was “grin and play football.” Then his wife killed him, and he became a cautionary tale about the NFL’s dark side. By Blair R. Fischer with The Magazine’s David Fleming

Open Man. Not until Eddie Griffin started talking about his crippling depression did an escape from it seem possible. Now he’s looking for a fresh start in a familiar place. By The Magazine’s Ric Bucher.

Pest In Show. The Maple Leafs are never happier than when Darcy Tucker is making people miserable. By Gare Joyce.

ALSO IN THE MAGAZINE:

Outtakes. Dan Patrick wrangles for tee time with Tiger Woods.

“I think at some point we’re going to have to draw a line in the

sand and say there isn’t enough land to build longer courses. This

ball can’t go any farther than it does now. Same thing with the

faces on drivers.” – Tiger Woods

Bill Simmons “The Sports Guy” The Sports Guy knows who he likes, and it is not any of these five guys.

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